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Notes:

HMS Warspite broke away from the salvage tow taking her to a breaker's yard. After running aground at Prussia Cove on 23 April 1947 she was refloated on the next day's tide. She is pictured here with a salvage crane on board being broken up in Mounts Bay. This process took over five years.

HMS Warspite Being Broken Up As Part of The Salvage Operation In Mounts Bay

Record Number: PEZPH : 1990.1066
Identification
Full name: Black And White Photograph
Brief description: HMS Warspite broke away from the salvage tow taking her to a breaker's yard. After running aground at Prussia Cove on 23 April 1947 she was refloated on the next day's tide. She is pictured here with a salvage crane on board being broken up in Mounts Bay. This process took over five years.
Production
Person: Richards
Date: 1947
Place: Penzance
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